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Barclays Singapore Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  1. "Good experience.."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Polite people, rigorous schedules and no nonsense management. Clean environment with good HR support and generous desk space.

    Cons

    Old technology stack almost irreplaceable due to mammoth systems with super critical impact


  2. "MIxed feelings!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good infra
    Good mgmt
    OK workload, kept on swinging high and low

    Cons

    Pathetic bonuses
    Expectations
    Hierarchy
    Hire and Fire policy!!

    Advice to Management

    Would be helpful to work WITH the grassroot level, once in a while

  3. "Ops"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hour when needed

    Cons

    Limited room to grow career

    Advice to Management

    Work On Retaining talents


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance.
    Gender race equality.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of changes in the leadership level recently


  5. "Analsyt"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good salary very good opportunity

    Cons

    none so far at the moment

    Advice to Management

    very good keep it up


  6. "Review"

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    Former Employee - AVP-Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - AVP-Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great employee benefits and culture!

    Cons

    No sense of direction from top management


  7. "Open and accepting culture, most jobs are being outsourced"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic and diverse working environment, management encourages open communication. The average age is quite young, around thirty to late forties

    Cons

    Tenure is not secured due to most teams being outsourced to offshore locations, frequency of changing key leaders is quite high

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefit, excellent place to learn and grow, great working culture and there is always help around to reach your career goals

    Cons

    bonus might not be impressive but if bonus is your last concern then you can ignore this point.

    Advice to Management

    dont change management so frequently


  9. "Staff competitiveness can be stressful"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good location
    A lot of young, smart and highly-motivated people

    Cons

    Competitive environment that people would often times not teach you things that you are supposed to know
    You are expected to learn on the first day of hand-over. There is no such thing as learning-curve in this environment
    There is a great expectation for you to know everything
    Long hours. Any increase in pay from your previous employer would probably worthless if you do a per hr rate.
    Management will not discourage you from staying at work until 4am.


  10. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Global Finance in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Vice President, Global Finance in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent workplace environment and a friendly culture with ease of information flow. This is a place where a career can be built and the focus on work life balance as well as family culture is something to be admired.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy causes change to occur at a slower than ideal rate. The plethora of systems and web of channels needed to execute the simplest of tasks needs to be streamlined.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture but re-focus on the business strategy from cost cutting to revenue growing.


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